Aotearoa Histories

How did Pasifika people manage to voyage for months across oceans to first arrive in Aotearoa? No boat building on YouTube, no Google Maps, no text message, no power. It’s almost impossible to imagine! Get hands-on with Aotearoa’s history by using design, technology, scientific and literary skills to appreciate the bravery, engineering and navigation prowess… Read More

Carol Reid – Te reo Māori

Kia ora koutou katoa.Ko Whaea Carol taku ingoa.Ko Taupo te moana Ko Tauhara te maunga.Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te iwi.Taupo is the lakeTauhara is the mountainNgati Tuwharetoa is the tribe. I have spent many years off and on teaching and learning our beautiful indigenous language Te Reo Māori. I am currently living in Taupo but travel… Read More

Kapa Haka

Parents in one VLN Primary school were skeptical that Kapa haka taught online would be any good, but these same parents gave their tamariki a standing ovation for their performance at end of year assembly! Read about the benefits of Kapa haka from our awesome kaiako Koka Jules. Tēnā Koutou katoa, Greetings to you all… Read More

Te Puna o te Kī – Māori Expression

Take your reo to the next level! Weave creative writing and other talents you might have into te reo me te ao Māori. Learn about traditional ways of Māori expression (kīwaha, whakatauki), write your own, then choose how you want to present – you might perform, sing, or design. Te Puna o Te Kī is… Read More

Te Reo Māori

Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Te reo Māori programmes are one of our most popular classes. Welcome, Welcome Te tūranga motuhake o te reo Māori. The importance of learning te reo Māori.  By learning te reo Māori young New Zealanders ‘s become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in… Read More

Tewaiehu Savage – Kaiarahi/Kaiako Reo Māori

Tīhei mauri ora,Ko te reo kia tika, ko te reo kia rere, ko te reo Māori. Nau mai, whakatau mai ki te kura tuatahi o VLN. Ko tōku tūranga he kaiako Reo Māori, he Kaiārahi i ngā tikanga Reo Māori o te kura hoki.Kua tohungia e au ki ngā tohu e rua. Tuatahi, he Tohu… Read More